America's third-largest city has a new mayor.

The Chicago Tribune reports Lori Lightfoot won resoundingly in Tuesday's election to become the WIndy City's first African-American woman to assume the top office.

Ms. Lightfoot ran on a clean-up-the-town platform, on the heels of the increasingly unpopular, scandal-ridden Rahm Emmanuel administration.

The new mayor started her campaign last spring as a dark-horse candidate. Previously, she served as a federal prosecuting attorney. She also worked as an administrator for the Chicago Police Department.

Political and media analysts consider the Lightfoot victory to be a sharp rebuke to the previous administration. “Today, you did more than make history,” the mayor-elect told supporters Tuesday night. “You created a movement for change.”

She defeated  Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, whose campaign had been hobbled by the anti-incumbent mood among voters and an ongoing federal corruption investigation of the outgoing administration.

Ms. Lightfoot will be sworn in in May.

[Source: Chicago Tribune]

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